My old friend Steven Novella replies to my post about his post on Michelle Bachman's endorsement of intelligent design. I'll try to reply to the points he raises soon.
I think that this question gets to the core of our disagreement, and I'd like to know what he thinks:
Is the theory of evolution, as accepted by nearly all scientists, compatible with intelligent agency as a cause in biology?
I didn't ask whether intelligent agency were true. I didn't ask about esoteric theories of what constitutes 'science'. I didn't ask about scientific naturalism and philosophical naturalism.
I asked whether the theory of evolution can include the inference to intelligent agency.
It's a yes or no question. I'd like to know his view, and his reasons.